Akciddento estd. 2003

doing the things that we want to

Akciddento. Doing the things that we want to

  • The elusive relay 99 – intermittent programmable windscreen wipers on the DOKA

    The elusive relay 99 – intermittent programmable windscreen wipers on the DOKA

    After the hack and wiring install to modify the T3 double cab – its a 1983 so has the early style fusebox – and also the simple wirinng options- I cut and spliced the loom from the steering column switches – with very helpful info, wiring diagrams and a step by step from the tech…

  • Fixing the earth leak in the Double Cab?

    Fixing the earth leak in the Double Cab?

    Since I got the T3 double cab it has flattened the battery if left alone – some previous owner actually put in a battery isolator switch by the seatbelt stalk for the drive seat – they bypassd the original battery early strat and ran the earth via a chunky Hella switch – presumably rather than…

  • Borescope arrives to check inside the T3 WBX racemotor

    Borescope arrives to check inside the T3 WBX racemotor

    So, since the WBX race motor was built it never came up to expectations and I had a sudden question come to mind – it’s a 2.1l WBX motor and was originally a DJ code motor that has high compression (10.5:1) pistons in making 82kW – 112bhp DIN @ 4800RPM- this was a European only…

  • dont buy junk – dont sell junk – (another) roadtrip starter motor fail in the Doka

    dont buy junk – dont sell junk – (another) roadtrip starter motor fail in the Doka

    starter motor solenoid refused to fire after stopping in fuel station on the way back from a 350km roadtrip … hit it, short it , check it – remove it and test it.. put it back in hotwire it with a spanner…. then ask two random builders in a van to help bump start it…

  • Fitting up external oil cooler for the Doka

    Fitting up external oil cooler for the Doka

    The T3 double cab runs LPG and petrol, the LPG is half the price and makes less pollution than petrol so it runs on that all the time. LPG burns hotter (and slower) than benzine so the ignition is about 7 degrees advanced and the engine runs hotter – constant running over 110km (70mph) and…

  • New MOT on the T3 double slider

    New MOT on the #vwt3 thrashed it up and down the motorway then washed and wax polished It to slow the rust – makes a glorious noise – still love this bus 🙂

  • Porting code and update to the site

    So I opened up the hosting space of akciddento.com after a little bit of a break and thought to do some security upates. Drupal 8 was still under the hood running a mildly butchered version of the old Movable Type website and blog – it’s an odd process keeping a blog working for 20 years…

  • Double Slider T3 air system questions?

    Back in here today #vwt3 needs a better air system solution – like make that #turbo I’ve been promising myself forever ?

  • Roadtrip to Ninove day 2

    a roadtrip in the T3 double cab to Ninove in Belgium for the Freddy Files meet – hanging out with Ollie Dyer and catching up with Steve Retro, George, Adele, Sam and so many other Brits who had made the trip over – meeting the folks from Hayburner and having overall a kinda wonderful weekend…

  • Ninove day 1

    Ninove day 1

    Visiting #ninove #vw for #ffreddyfiles 23 in the #vwt3 #doka

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